Fulani Woman, Ghana
Lauren Mong spent 8 months in Ghana (West Africa) during 2005, stationed at a small mission in the North of the country. She lived in a little village called Bunbonayili much as the local people did. Her home was a mud hut; she ate local food; gathered water; and did her washing by hand alongside the local women. It was an incredible experience and she managed to capture the beauty of the people and the landscape in these wonderful images.
This is a picture of an old fulani woman who would often come to our compound selling milk. This was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
Boy Eating Candy, Ghana
A young boy enjoying a piece of candy in the village compound of Bunbonayili.
Young Fulani Girl, Ghana
This is a young Fulani girl, who came with her grandmother, to sell milk. Her eyes were haunting. It was taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.
Boy Eating Porridge, Ghana
A little boy enjoying his morning porridge in the village of Nabila in Ghana, West Africa. Taken in November of 2005.
Breakfast in Ghana, West Africa
A woman and her child enjoying morning porridge in Nabila Village, Northern Ghana.
Girl in Pink, Bunbonayili village, Ghana
Little girl in pink from Bunbonayili, a small northern village in Ghana, West Africa. This picture was taken in the summer of 2005
Sunset over a hut in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
A picture of the outside of the compound where Lauren Mong lived in Bunbonayili, Ghana.
Jinbong Village, Northern Ghana
This picture was taken from the hut Lauren stayed at in a Northern Ghana village called Jinbong. Lauren had to bike hours to get to this small village
Water Gatherers, Ghana
Children gathering water as the sun sets in Bunbonayili Village, Ghana.
Making Tizet a local staple in Bunbonayili, Ghana
A woman stirring a very local dish, tizet, for many hungry mouths. It's sort of like a thick corn mush. Taken in Bunbonayili, Ghana.
Washing in a Dam, Ghana
Women and children collecting water from the dam in Bunbonayili, Ghana, West Africa.
Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a moment in Bunbonayili village, Ghana
Lauren Mong and Peter sharing a happy moment together in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa.
Local women doing laundry on the border of Ghana and Togo
This photo was taken on the border of Ghana and Togo (West Africa). The local women were busy doing their laundry.
Sunset, Bunbonayili, Ghana
A sunset over the dam in Bunbonayili village, Ghana, West Africa